Looking to win big? The Lions and Cardinals face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Cardinals are hosting the game at Montagne Center in Beaumont, TX. The odds for this Southland conference game currently have Lamar as the -4 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143 points.


The Pick: Lamar Cardinals -4

This game will be played at Montagne Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Lamar pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Do the Lions Stand a Chance on the Road?

After a win in their last game, Southeastern Louisiana is 7-12 overall and 2-4 in Southland Conference games. On the road, the Lions are 2-9 this season, and they have lost two straight games. For the year, they have been outscored by an average of 12.6 points per game on the road.

So far, the Lions have been the underdog in 10 of their 19 games, going 2-8 in those contests. For the season, they have been the underdog in 10 of their games, going 2-8. As the underdog, their average scoring margin is -12.6 points per game.

As the underdog, Southeastern Louisiana has gone 6-4 vs. the spread this season. On the road, the Lions have an ATS mark of 6-5 and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Overall, Southeastern Louisiana’s ATS record is 7-9.

Southeastern Louisiana’s over/under record for the season sits at 6-10, and today’s over/under line of 143 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (142.3). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-5.

The Lions’ offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 67 points per contest. The top scorer for the Lions was Nick Caldwell with 21 points, while Roger McFarlane also added 18 to the scoreboard.

Southeastern Louisiana’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Southeastern Louisiana’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.7% this season.

Can the Cardinals Grab a Win at Home?

With a 10-9 overall record, Lamar has been much better at home (7-1) compared to on the road (1-8). They have won three straight games at home and nine of their last 10.

As for Southeastern Louisiana, they have lost two straight games on the road and have an average scoring margin of -9.4 points per game away from home.

As the favorite this season, Lamar has gone 5-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cardinals are 7-3 vs. the spread. At home this year, Lamar has an ATS record of 7-1 and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games.

So far this season, Lamar’s over/under record is 12-5, and today’s line of 143 is lower than the average OU line in their games (149.8). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 151 points compared to their season average of 156. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 143.

The Cardinals’ offense finished with 76 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 80.9 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Chris Pryor, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12.1, while Terry Anderson also carries a PPG average of 11.8 into the game.

Coming into the game, Lamar will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.3 points per game (249th). So far, the Lamar defense is giving up an average of 9.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13 times per game (659th).